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Hotels in Okanagan Valley

Okanagan Valley Hotels

With dramatic mountain scenery, miles of lush vineyards, and lakes with calm blue waters, the Okanagan Valley is popular with outdoor lovers all year round. In the winter the area is covered with a thick blanket of snow allowing for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. Once the snow melts, you can enjoy the sandy beaches by the lake, or take a hike through the winding trails surrounded by wildflowers.

Things to see

City Park has plenty of spaces for children to play, with climbing frames, swings, fountains, and kiddy pools. It’s also the site of a small, pleasant beach with golden sands and views of the rolling green hills surrounding the lake. William R. Bennett Bridge links two sides of the Okanagan Lake as part of the highway, and driving over the bridge gives you some of the best views of the clear lake waters and surrounding mountain ranges. The Silver Star Ski Resort has dozens of trails for beginners to enthusiastic skiers, with thrilling twists and turns through the snow covered pine trees. It also has a colorful, Swiss-style village at the heart of the resort which is full of cozy restaurants, shops, and bars. The UBC-Okanagan campus in Kelowna has a pleasant, leafy campus full of modern buildings with top-notch facilities, as well as several fraternity houses. Okanagan Beach has plenty of long sandy beaches to relax on, with shade provided by the towering pine trees and dramatic mountain landscapes surrounding the calm waters.

Hotels in Okanagan Valley

When choosing hotels in Okanagan Valley, you’ll have a wide variety of cozy inns and resorts, many of them with views of the lakes and mountains. Many hotels in the area are 3 to 4 star, with plenty of extra features such as outdoor pools, water parks, children’s pools, sun loungers, restaurants, bars, and tennis courts. Those traveling on business will enjoy extras such as business centers, computer stations, and WiFi in public areas. Retire to your guestroom and you’ll find plenty of amenities. Many rooms have balconies, and extras such as plasma televisions, bathrobes, designer toiletries, coffee makers, and hair dryers.

Where to stay

Kelowna is one of the most popular areas to stay in the Okanagan Valley, with crystal blue lakes, sandy beaches, and miles of mountain landscapes covered in vineyards. Hikers and cyclists are attracted to the area year round, with plenty of trails to suit all abilities. Penticton is a smaller city nestled in the mountains between two major lakes, and it’s the heart of the wine district in British Columbia with many wineries within a short driving distance. Big White is a popular area with skiers, and during the winter months the powdery white slopes are full of thrill seekers.

How to get to Okanagan Valley

Kelowna International Airport has regular flights arriving from across the USA and Canada, and its location less than 10 miles from the city center makes it easy to sort out a transfer. There are both local buses and private shuttles available, as well as a rental car center in the terminal. Penticton Regional Airport is smaller, and is based just a couple of miles away from the center of Penticton. It offers regular flights to Vancouver, as well as private jets and helicopter services, and there are car rental desks on-site to make your transfer easy.

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